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shrewsbury roughyed

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  1. Great news if that’s definite. I’d organise a few friendlies now if they do.
  2. Bit of a flukey try that one, but we'll take it. Good defensive half, penalties excepted, from England, scratchy in attack. Good to see Tyler Dupree at this level. Could go higher if he keeps developing. 12-0 Knights. HT
  3. It's on now. French commentary. Can't understand French - but it's making more sense than Barry and Tez. No offence.
  4. So called franchising before was a joke. How many current SL teams had plans for amazing new grounds, still to be playing in the same old ones. Next thing they’ll be resurrecting the disastrous ‘merging’. RL will only grow when more people play it; more people watch it; and the experience and purpose are there- ie decent grounds, the possibility of growth and catching up the big teams. Therefore I think promotion/relegation is a must, and also terrestrial television coverage. Re Oldham specifically- I agree that we need to build and grow organically,which the club are making small but hopefully significant steps towards. But to restrict the long term (even theoretical) ambitions to the best of the rest would be a shame . Thanks for the clarification folks- much obliged.
  5. What will the new organisation look like/require? Can anyone summarise it?
  6. Agreed. If we appeal the penalties may well be increased. Your concern is backed up by Morgan Knowles (a player I admire) who’s ban was rescinded on appeal allowing him to play in the Grand Final. Coincidence? I think not.
  7. Whittel gets 4 match ban. Cameron EIGHT (ie almost half a season). MoiMoi a caution. The water sprayer nothing. I think we should invest in a good lawyer.
  8. Fans' Player of the Year I think it will be Owen Restall but I'd vote for Emmerson Whittel. Players' Player of the Year Martyn Ridyard (for his captaincy) Coaches' Payer of the Year Tom Spencer (100% appearances, one of the team leaders, and one of Stu Littler's mates) Clubman of the Year no idea, not Jason Muranka I would imagine Unsung Hero Jack Coventry Best New Prospect. Joe Hartley
  9. Watching Crusaders v Hornets on Sportsman tv. Rochdale pasting them at half time.
  10. Friday September 30th. 7:30. Oldham Event Centre. (see the website for details.) The following Awards up for grabs: Fans' Player of the Year Players' Player of the Year Coaches' Payer of the Year Clubman of the Year Unsung Hero Best New Prospect. Who do you think might be contenders for each category? Who would you choose?
  11. He shouldn't have thrown a punch, but on the other hand if he had to it might have been quite satisfying to land it on Mr Chase. No offence.
  12. Whittel has been amazing all season. Does the dirty coal face work regardless of injury and personal safety. He’d be the first name on my team sheet. A warrior.
  13. Excellent performance. Gritty and worked hard as a team against a very committed Hunslet who were quick off the blocks, hard in the tackle and full of good attacking ideas, and good forward lines of running, particularly early on. I was worried when our (non) defence parted like the Red Sea to gift them a try in the first half but we kept them close and in the second half it always felt to me that we had the upper hand. No collapse this time, helped by two Owen Restall interception length of the field tries. Not perfect, but very good, especially compared to what’s gone before this season. I loved the boys’ song at the end “Just can’t get enough,” segueing somehow into ‘We used to be sh—-, but now we’re alright.” Good team spirit and performance. Good performance by the ref too imo. I had the pleasure of standing next to Phil Joy during the match. What a nice bloke. Good to see him and all the others receive their Heritage numbers at half time. Onwards to Rochdale!
  14. We definitely need some continuity, to build on. I hope Restall and Whittel stay. Joe Hartley deserves another season at least imo- he’s come on a bomb. Coventry is a worker. Has Martin Ridyard got another season in him? Probably at this level.
  15. I agree that in order to build we need to maintain a strong core of players beyond a season's end. Hard to build a club and team culture and ethos, and also keep the interest of the fans when we don't know the players from year to year.
  16. Good point. Otherwise there’ll be a repeat of this season at best
  17. If we’d have clung onto our lead at Hunslet at the start of the season instead of letting them come from behind to draw, we’d have been 6 already, all other bings being equal. Tough match on Sunday and realistically, one play off match is probably the best we’d get before being knocked out, but it a win would be a positive way to near the end of the season and give us more to build on than a loss, on and off the field. So, disappointing as the season has been a win would be good progress even though early stages on a long term rebuild.
  18. I agree that Restall has been class. Done really well on getting back into the game and could make it at a higher level. From full back he was brilliant, from centre still good but less chance to shine. My vote though would go to Emerson Whittel. He’s the sort who it’s hard to notice how influential he is until he’s not there. He does the down and dirty stuff and when he is off the pitch our stability and strength really drop. Against Midlands Hurricanes away we were pasting them. Whittel went off for maybe 20 minutes and we went into free fall. No coincidence imo
  19. How many have Hornets been getting? That must be a record low, surely.
  20. Who would be your choice as the best rugby league player, past or current, born and/or brought up in Oldham? In terms of skill, leadership, ability to read and change a game, and sheer toughness, anyone better than Paul Sculthorpe?
  21. We can't possibly lose by 61 points - not unless we're winning at half time!!! Regardless of league points and Hunslet it would be great to beat Swinton to keep us on a roll and confidence high for the Hunslet game. What worries me is the number of their ex-Oldham players who are inevitably bound to raise their game against us. I've seen it countless times - players we deemed surplus to requirements or who's contracts ended suddenly turning into Paul Sculthorpe or Billy Boston for the day.
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